Yes. With the right plants, like the pygmy chain swords in there, and Java Moss on wood, once established they will rapidly spread. When those photos were taken, I had not done any pruning at all, but just let the plants do what they wanted. Eventually you do have to thin them to keep some open space and the plants are best when not crowded. But that tank has always been just a grow-out for plants, fry or a temporary home for something. Anyway, the point of the photos is to illustrate what can be achieved with the most simple approach: plain sand, moderate light, once a week liquid Flourish Comprehensive. That's it.
Originally Posted by Tyler_S
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]